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Summer 2022. Our 'pop-up' concert in Dunsford Church


Dunsford Singers  'A Teign Valley Choir' are a community choir with members drawn from The Teign Valley area near Exeter in sunny Devon

Here at the Dunsford Singers, we are driven by a single goal: to sing beautiful, challenging choral music in a spirit of friendship. Our musical director is Tim Pithers, a very accomplished conductor and an inspiration. The score may be Vivaldi's Gloria or Fleet Foxes' White Winter Hymnal. Whatever it may be we'll give it our best!

upcoming & past events

We are a friendly and welcoming choir incorporating a wide range of ages and abilities. Membership is open to everyone with an interest in choral singing. New members are always welcome but if you are a tenor or bass, we would be particularly pleased to see you. We are a non-auditioned choir but we do expect regular attendance at rehearsals. So do come along to one or two rehearsals at the start of the term to try us out.


Our members are mainly drawn from The Teign Valley near Exeter and the surrounding parishes.  There are currently around fifty members and our repertoire runs from the baroque and classical periods to the present day.  We perform two programmes a year, presenting each twice in different venues, one programme in June and one in December - our Christmassy, 'Sing Noel' winter concert.


The choir was formed over a quarter of a century ago, out of a W.I. initiative. Over the years the Dunsford Singers have become an established part of life in the village. We try to create concerts of high repute, offering a wide and varied repertoire. Where possible we like to offer our own talented singers the chance to perform a solo or two. It comes as no surprise that singing is now officially recognised as an important health benefit! It improves your heart rate, helps your lung capacity and releases feel-good endorphins. It makes you think about posture; helps to build confidence and self-esteem, even helps you sleep more soundly!


To contact our secretary, Jan Middleton, please use the Contact Form near the foot of this page.

 

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Our SATB non-auditioned choir rehearsals take place here in Dunsford Village Hall with our musical director Tim Pithers

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Running through the scores with Tim in Dunsford church
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HAZEL LINNEY (ONE OF OUR EXCELLENT SOPRANO SOLOISTS) WAITING FOR HER ENTRY AS HARRY GEORGE ACCOMPANIES ON KEYBOARD & TIM PITHERS CONDUCTS

In Dunsford Village Hall

PRE-CONCERT REHEARSAL, VIVALDI GLORIA

SOME PAST EVENTS

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SUMMER CONCERT 2014

We sang a number of WW1 songs, Futility by Bee Harley, Irish Blessing, Jerusalem, God shall wipe away all tears.

music director: Daphne West, accompanist: Amelia.

photo ©Barry Rowland

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SUMMER CONCERT 2016

Iolanthe by Gilbert and Sullivan, music director: Daphne West, accompanist: Mary Ellis.
Check out the blog for some excellent photos of this event in the dress rehearsal.....

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THE DAWLISH ARTS FESTIVAL 2018

An Evening of Music at St Gregory’s Church, Dunsford Singers, Dartmouth Orchestra & Dr Peter King in Concert

Requiem by John Rutter, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon

music director - Tim Pithers

photo ©Stephen Beard

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SUMMER CONCERT 2018, ST. MARY'S, DUNSFORD

“Candleight to Spotlight”

Requiem by John Rutter, Les Miserables,  Miss Saigon, music director: Tim Pithers

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2018, DUNSFORD VILLAGE HALL

Vivaldi Gloria, O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen, Carols arr Bee Harley, White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes, All I Want For Christmas is You recorded by Mariah Carey.
Music director: Tim Pithers, accompanist: Harry George

CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2018, Teign Valley Community Hall
Francis, Jan Middleton & Ray check the hall layout

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